Randy Mastro L'81
Lecturer in Law
Randy M. Mastro is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn's Litigation Practice Group, which The American Lawyer just named “The Litigation Department of the Year.” He also Co-Chairs the Firm’s Crisis Management Group, and serves on the Firm’s Management and Executive Committees. He is routinely ranked among New York’s leading litigators and trial lawyers in surveys of corporate counsel and other practitioners. In Chambers USA, he was named one of New York’s top commercial litigators, praised for his “exceptional public reputation,” and described as a “tough, smart,” “outstanding” litigator who “delivers fantastically well in court,” has “tremendous presence in the courtroom,” is “extremely savvy and experienced,” “creates cogent and powerful arguments,” and is “unafraid” of challenging cases. Moreover, in The Legal 500 – US Edition, he was featured among the top ten “leading trial lawyers” in the country, with corporate counsel saying he is “immensely impressive,” “simply excellent,” “flawless,” “captivating,” and in “a league of his own”in the courtroom, and“deserves an Academy Award” for “bringing a sense of drama and theater to his courtroom appearances.” Recently, Mr. Mastro was named among the nation’s leading commercial litigators in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation, New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers in New York,as a “national litigation star” in the 2010 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, and was recognized as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in the 2011 edition of the Lawdragon Magazine. Among many high-profile matters, Mr. Mastro led the successful effort to defeat the City’s controversial West Side Stadium project, and he is currently representing Chevron in seeking to prevent enforcement of an $18 billion Ecuadorian judgment. He has tried dozens of cases in private practice and as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, and he has also argued more than 70 appeals in federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.
Mr. Mastro has represented such clients as Amazon.com, Bank of New York Mellon, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield/Well Point, AIG, Daimler, Chevron, Wynn, Park Place/Caesar’s/Harrah’s, Madison Square Garden, Cablevision, Dow Jones, Verizon, Home Depot, Quest Diagnostics, IAC/Home Shopping Network, Bear Stearns, Empire Merchants, Edison Schools, Edison Properties, Forest City Ratner, Georgetown, Peter Kalikow, Saks, Ziff Davis, UBS Financial Services, Hewlett Packard, Prudential Securities, Lehman Brothers, Xerox, Octagon, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, and Steffi Graf.